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Bank Levy

Collect Your Judgment from the Debtor's Bank Account

After you've won your lawsuit and received a judgment against the other party, your next step is to attempt to collect what you're owed. The court does not collect your judgment – as the judgment creditor, this is your job.

If the judgment debtor has a bank account, the judgment creditor may be able to take money from the account. An account held jointly by the judgment debtor and his or her spouse or another person, or held solely by the judgment debtor's spouse, may also be levied.


The Judicial Council form commonly used in this procedure is:

Click here to download this Guide, with step-by-step instructions, including sample forms:

 How to Collect A Judgment with a Bank Levy

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